tv Eyewitness Noon News CBS January 19, 2011 12:00pm-12:30pm EST
>> >> good morning, governor o'malley is beginning his term in a few minutes time. wjz is live in the state house in annapolis as it gets ready for the inauguration, we're live outside. >> reporter: good afternoon, don and everyone. there's a difference between the first inauguration and the second one, this time, the voters had four years to get to know the man. >> reporter: there's as much diversity as people. i'm a state worker and looking forward to hearing what the governor has to say today. >> reporter: regular citizens are coming to see him and hear what he's going to do for the next four years. he has a disability that prevents him from driving, he's concerned about public transportation.
>> if we can have better activity as a whole. we have one maryland here, well, i would like to be able to get up throughout the course of the day and not at 7:00 -- and say, i can get to annapolis. >> reporter: and he's a full- time student that appreciates the tuition freezes. >> after the tuition freezes, a slight increase of 3%, i believe that's what it was, that wasn't that significant to me. >> reporter: kathy harris is a banker. a lot of people are out of work and they're struggling and hanging in there for a greater day. >> reporter: she's one of those unemployed. >> it's been hard finding work, i know a lot of people are out of work, myself included, but, so hopefully things will get better. >> reporter: and one of the prerogatives and priorities of the governor is to create more
jobs in the state of maryland. he has a tough job ahead and we'll see how hard this could be when he releases the budget day after tomorrow. meanwhile, he's worn in inside the senate chambers first. back to you, don. thank you, pat, we'll take you back live in annapolis in a few minutes time. a baltimore city police officer is shot and wounded overnight. there's a search on for who's responsible and why. ron matz has more. >> reporter: well, hi, the officer was walking to his car in a garage when he saw a man with a gun. it's not clear if the officer fired at the gunman before being shot in the leg. the other man took off and he's still at large, the officer is undergoing treatment at shock trauma. commissioner bealefeld says
this appears to be random. the investgaters don't believe it was an attempted robbery. thank you, ron, the officer is going to make a full recovery, if you have information, call the police. and last night's shooting comes before another city officer is layed to rest. funeral services are underway for officer torbit. he was working in plain clothes and he was seen shooting at someone and he was shot by the other officers. the 22-year-old shawn gamble unarmed and a civilian was also shot and killed that light. investigators believe it was torbit who shot him. all right, we're going back to annapolis now, the governor has just taken the podium in the chamber. he's about to be sworn into office. [ cheers and applause ]
[ laughter ] >> raise your right hand. repeat after me. >> i -- alley do swear i'll support the constitution of the united states and i'll be faithful and bear true allegiance to the state of maryland, and support the constitution and the laws there of. i will, to the best of my skill and judgment diligently and faithfully without partiality or prejudice execute the office of governor according to the constitution and the laws of the state. i will not directly or indirectly receive the profits
or any part of the profits of any other office during the term of my acting as governor. >> congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] and that's his family and he's holding the family bible. governor o'malley has taken the oath of office once before and he'll sign the book. minutes before that, the lieutenant governor did the same thing. they'll come out on the house steps for a speech and an inauguration tonight. pat, did i miss anything? >> reporter: no, you have it down. this is a requirement of the maryland constitution that the governor be sworn in in the senate chamber. the ceremony outside is for the benefit of the many people who have been invited and those who worked on the campaign and those interested in what his
plans are for the future of maryland. this is going to be an interesting speech from many standpoints. there are a lot of people who have seen what's happened. a lot of that has to do with the overall national economy. there's a great expectation governor o'malley will be able to do what he promised to do, that's moving maryland forward to create more jobs and to do something about this structural budget deficit. >> because of that, the celebration is downtown and it's scaled back a bit. a sign of the times. more on that on eyewitness news. county, there was a fire that put four children in the hospitals in brentwood. the firefighters say that the house was engulfed in flames and two adults escaped and the children were still inside.
>> two, 13-year-old female twins were located inside the home. the firefighters entered the homes and they found the two females. the pair medics start -- paramedics started their work and they're in critical condition. >> a 9-year-old and 4 -year-old are also hospitalized. a firefighter is hurt. the cause of the fire is still unknown. now, switching gears, if we mellowed out weatherwise -- we have peaks of blue sky and it's milder. it's a far cry from the freezing rain and ice from yesterday. but, there's lots of january yet to come and we have marty bass in the out back and bernadette woods in the first warning weather center. good afternoon, bernadette. >> good afternoon, don and everyone. enjoy the break now, we'll show you the first warning doppler weather radar. the rain that moved through overnight is out of here, we'll
show you, we have the pink line dipping down into carroll and frederick before getting out of here. the clouds are mixing with sunshine and we're warming up nicely this afternoon. it's 45 degrees in baltimore. believe it or not, this feels warm. the average high the 41-degree. now, for the rest of the forecast, let's go on over to marty bass. >> reporter: hold on a second, it's so nice, i'm making a tee time. no blue jean jacket. it's an indication of what she was saying. it's going to be a comfortable afternoon. you could wear a coat and be comfortable. if i was out for a long time, i would. the point is made, we're living big and enjoy it, i have news for you, we're getting ready to hit the wall again. there's going to be an impulse and an area of low pressure.
the bigger story of the arctics unloading again. this is coming from canada and we'll see temperatures max out this weekend in the mid-20s. that's even before the windchill. yep, we're getting it again. by my count by december 1st and after thanksgiving, it's the 5th time the arctic has turned on us. bernadette woods has the details shortly. an annual tradition may be never more. with the second year in a row, there was no stranger to toast edgar allan poe. fans did visit last night. absent was the toaster who left roses and a half empty of cognac on his grave for decades and decades. a couple did drop roses today, but they were not the real mccoy. again, for the second year in a
president barack obama is hosting chinese's president today. last night, the president hosted a dinner for him, the formal state dinner is tonight. on capitol hill, the house is going to vote on repealing the health care reform law. the republicans wanted it before tuesday's state of the union address. the democrats still control the senate and they vowed to block the repeal. a huge explosion ripped through a street in philadelphia last night. one is dead and several are fighting for their lives.
[horns honking] >> crews were fixing a gas main when it exploded. it's unclear what set off the gas. an armed robber is behind bars in south carolina after he picks the wrong gas station to hold up. it's all on surveillance video. the clerk pulls out a sword and chases the man out of the store. he's behind several other robberies in the same area. take another live look at this noon and stick around, the forecast is 2 1/2 minutes away. first, here's today's midday stocks followed by last night's megamillions numbers. ,,
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welcome back, everyone. well, we had the rain roll overnight and we had fog. there's a little bit of mixing north and west of the city, clouds are mixing with sunshine and we're warming up. we've had the winds turn around to the west, they'll pick up out of the northwest, we'll cool down, take a look at this, 45 degrees in baltimore, we have a whole lot of 40s going on and even in the mountains.
it's 30 degrees. 41 in cumberland. that cooler air is coming in and we'll have another storm moving into the cooler air. we have a little bit of a break, but it's a little break. tonight and tomorrow will be the break, the next storm system is coming our way from the south west thursday night and friday. when we put it together, here's the high pressure and there's the little break, it gets out of here and here's the next storm on the tail. thursday night, a chance for snow, that will continue before the storm. behind it, colder air. as marty was saying, the highs will be in the 20s on saturday. so, the forecast works out like this, for today, there's a little break and clouds and sunshine and we're getting up to 49 degrees this afternoon. tonight, we're getting down to 26 degrees. tomorrow, a little bit cooler, 35 for the high.
the clouds coming back in tomorrow and friday. we could get a small accumulation. then, the colder air follows for saturday. we'll have the five day coming up. >> enjoy today! >> that's the way to look at it. >> don't forget, there's still football to watch. while the raven's season ended short of the super bowl, the jets and stealers are -- steelers are fighting to get there. the kick off is at 6:30. the winner goes to the super bowl in dallas. still to come, remember, wjz-13 is always there, here are the stories we're following on the website. for updates on the news and the forecast, go to wjz.com. ,,,,,
today, antidepleasants -- antidepressants can help against hot flashes. researchers say that the results are modest on paper, but the patients say they feel a significant difference. a panel of experts is now recommending all women 65 and older get regular screenings for osteoporosis, also, younger women need to be screened earlier as well.
the condition can lead to fractures. every year, 11,000 people end up in the emergency room for shoveling snow. lower back injuries are the most common reasons. the study says that heart related injuries make up 7% of the visits. and they're the most serious and account for all of the reported deaths from the activity. be sure to check in today at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00. >> today, the widow of a slain jet skiier's emotional plea. stay with us, the five-day forecast is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
the five-day forecast know shoes, well, after the snow on friday, 19 friday night and wind! oh, my! 25 and 14 saturday and wind, oh, my,,ttotto, what do we do? well, we will indeed. don't miss tonight's line up. at 10:00, it's blue bloods on the new time slot at wednesday at 10:00 followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. all dogs may go to heaven, but the rest of the pets need help. many catholics in mexico brought their pets to church this week. it's part of a tradition for st. anthony theabbots. in baltimore, they also do the
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